Plant and soil resistance
Copper is antiseptic and antifungal, which means that it is a material that successfully prevents infections of plants with pathogenic organisms, viruses, bacteria and molds. This is, in addition to beauty, the reason why copper alloy door handles are often used on front doors. Copper garden tools disinfect the soil during use, which is then revived faster and easier. During the use of the tool, copper is excreted in the soil in minimal traces, which the plants use to their advantage for healthy growth, as they need it for the development of cell walls, enzymatic reactions and thus greatly increases their life potential and resistance. Due to the beneficial effect on the surface tension of water at the contact of copper with the soil, plants find it easier to pump and distribute water to their system. Trace of copper promotes healthy growth of microorganisms and mycoses in the soil and thus also healthy plant growth and noticeably better crop yields.
But beware; we do not recommend adding copper in preparations. When working with the tool, rare trace elements are added in the soil, but too much copper compounds in the soil can have the opposite effect, so it is necessary to consult an expert.
In 2017, it was made with our tool Zala at the Biotechnical University of Maribor for a diploma thesis under the mentorship of ddr. Ana Volk (University of Maribor, Dole International Self-Sufficiency Center) an in-depth study and experiments by Anja Berber, which also positively surprised us. You can read the diploma thesis and results in full at the link: Diploma Thesis